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Dolpo Simikot Limi Valley


Dolpo Simikot Trekking via Limi Valley offers the best scenery on the north-western side of Nepal. This trek can be done from Jumla or Humla and is also considered among the best trekking destination in Nepal.  Within its confines lie the Rara national park, the smallest park in Nepal, where in turn the country’s largest lake, the Rara Lake can be found (10.8 sq. km. 2,990 m). Considered one of the finest parks in the world, Rara National Park abounds in coniferous forest and is the ideal habitat for the musk deer, Himalayan black bear and other faunae. The Danfe (Impeyan Pheasant) the national bird of Nepal flies above while a variety of fish, the snow trout, inhabit the Rara lake. Adding charm to the region is its generally open-hearten and friendly people.

Dolpo Simikot trekking is flexible with the high passes like Bagala pass and connected with Dho tarp village. It is one of a kind with the greatest expedition which will be considered as one of the true life story to tell the grandchild when they are born. With us it will just take just 22 day of yours with 15 days of whole as an unforgettable camping trek.

Dolpo Simikot trekking will begin in Jumla (over an hour’s flight from Kathmandu) or from the nearer Nepalgunj. Rara is a good destination point for trekking in the west. The trail is very much “off the beaten path” and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from those in the rest of the country. The centerpiece of the park is the biggest lake of Nepal. Along mountain paths and a series of picturesque villages, one reaches the magnificent banks of Rara Lake. The park includes Trans- Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures. We offer following itinerary for Dolpo Rara Lake Trekking

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Trek preparation day/Climbing permit issue and necessary paperwork arrangements.
Day 03: Flight to Nepalgunj (1 hours) and transfer to hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot 2960m. (50 minutes) and it is 218 km north of Nepalgunj.

Day 05:
Trek 1 Yakpa pul (2630m)/5 hours: Camp/home stay.
Climb to the pass above Simikot. From here one path descend steep down to Dadaphoya and Path goes towards Limi valley that is the path going to flowing along two villages and steep down to Yakpapul camp.

Day 06: Trek 2 Dhinga (3610m)/6 hours: Camp/home stay.
From camp there is two options can do via Yakpa village or strait up hill to Dhinga village. After cross the river climb all day either one. This will be last village before Jhang. Good camping sites above village.

Day 07:
Trek 3 Shechi Lagna (3900m)/6 hours: Camp/home stay.
Gentle up hill starting with Junipers and alpine vegetation and steep up to the Shechi Lagna (4530m) and stay at below camp at meadow.

Day 08:
Trek 4 Chumsa (4300m)/6 hours: Camp/home stay.
Walk down to Shingjuma3620m with blue pines, pines, Junipers and a lot of Birch around. After walk up along the Chumsa river and come out above the tree lines and walk up to Chumsa camp over night.

Day 09:
Trek 5 Talung (4370m)/7 hours: Camp/home stay.
This is the beautiful walk along the waterfalls and Lakes with views of Api Saipal Himal (7025m). After cross the Naylu Langna (4940m) can see the Holy mountain Mt. Kailash to far visibility, than steep down to Talung camp over night at grassy meadow in cold and windy.

Day 10:
Trek 6 Jhang (3930m)/8 hours: Camp/home stay.
Long the valley and cross the river camp near by hot spring. It is long day walk but beautiful walk along the Talung River. After passing Talung Tso trek goes via Gumayak and Majule Patan (4220m) than walk along the Takchi Cho after cross the bridge and walk to camp over night.

Day 11:
Trek 7 Halji (2660m)/4 hours: Camp/home stay.
Jhang From camp walk to village and visit to Monastery and walk down to Halji. Camp before village along the riverside and after lunch time to visit to Monastery. It is very rich and some time Dalai Lama visited this monastery. Here people they sell the Maple woods tea pot, Soup bowl, pots and more things. Back to camp for over night.

Day 12:
Trek 8 Jhang-Til (3700m)/4 hours: Camp/home stay.
Walking along the village and down to bridge to other side of river along the pine, Birch and Mountain roses. Again cross the bridge on Humla Karnali and walk to Limi northwest up hill to camp before the village.

Day 13:
Trek 9 Manepeme (3990m)/7 hours: Camp/home stay.
Today is not easy walk up hill from camp along the rocky cliff side to Lamka pass and walking narrow path up and down. Humla Karnali looks very deep down below the path makes you hard feeling. Arrive Manepeme and camp.

Day 14:
Trek 10 Hilsa (3720m)/4 hours: Camp/home stay.
Treks goes little bit up hill starting on rocky part. Some time can see the Blue sheep above path with rolling stones goes down all the way to river. When arrive at Border of Nepal; and Tibet (China) walk down to bridge on Karnali river and camp on Nepal side at Hilsa with dusty and windy.

Day 15:
Trek 11 Yari (3670m)/8 hours: Camp/home stay.
After break fast start walking steep up hill with pack lunch to Nara Lagna (4620m) via Ranipauwa. After pass path goes down all the down to camp at Yari village with cultivation, where is the check post between Borders.

Day 16:
Trek 12 Muchu (3120m)/7 hours: Camp/home stay.
From Yari path start gentle down hill along the open countryside with Junipers trees, animals shelters and highland Birds life. Before cross the bridge on Kumuchhiy Khola down hills to Tumkot and climb up to Muchu for our visa and permits clearness. Walk down to camp along side of Karnali River over night.

Day 17:
Trek 13 Salle Khola (2900m)/7 hours: Camp/home stay.
After camp cross a bridge on the Karnali river walking along side with narrow valley. Maples, Walnut, Pines, roses and mix vegetation give you cool walk. Walk to Sallekhola via Yalbang and Yanger villages.

Day 18:
Trek 14 Dadaphoya (2300m)/7 hours: Camp/home stay.
After crossed Salle Khola trek goes up hill and slows down via Kermi and Dharapuri along side of Karnali River. Pine forest and cultivations along the villages with domesticated animals.

Day 19:
Trek 15 Simikot (2960m)/4 hours: Camp/home stay.
Last day on trek start steep up till the pass before Simikot. Than down to Simikot.

Day 20:
Fly from Simikot to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to the hotel.

Day 21:
Extra day in Kathmandu: This is a cushion day for eventuality that may arise for delays or cancellation of flight or any other reasons beyond our control. In case everything works out fine than you may have the privilege of using this day for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley hunting souvenirs or any other option that may interest you. Overnight Hotel

Day 22:
Final departure transfer to Airport.

NOTE: In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

Trip Cost: Request on parikramatreks@gmail.com
Extra: Roundtrip Airfare: US$ 650 Per Person

Service Includes

* All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary.
* Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
* Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in specified local lodges or prepared by our cook.
* A English speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder.
* Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek).
* City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van.
* All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS, National Park Entrance fee and ACAP Fee.
* Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter.
* Camping Trek daily wages, Guide, Sherpa helpers, Cook, Kitchen Boys, Porters, with food allowance while trekking.
* Accommodation in 2 men Tents during Trek supported with dinning tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table, chairs and Mattress.
* Necessary kitchen utensils

Service Excludes

* Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu or in Pokhara stay
* Personal gears and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation.
* Hard and any form of soft drinks.
* All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and Alcoholic beverages etc.
* Any airfare: Domestic International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
* Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.

Grade: moderate to strenuous Max-Altitude: 4370m
Trek Region: N/A Starts in/ Ends in: Yakpa pul/Simikot
Trek Duration: 22 days (15 days trek) Type of trek: camping/home stay
Best Season: throughout the year


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